3-day Tour to Racha & Lechkhumi from Kutaisi3 Days | Tskhrajvari, Shaori Lake, Sairme Pillars, Khvamli Mountain, Kulbaki Green Lake, Rachkha Waterfalls

3-day Tour to Racha & Lechkhumi from Kutaisi

A memorable 3-day tour to Racha & Lechkhumi from Kutaisi is a fascinating adventure that will introduce you to this stunning and hospitable region of Georgia. With its forests, waterfalls, canyons, mineral waters, Shaori lake, and mysterious Khvamli mountain, this region is a very intriguing and alluring location for tourists. Apart from sightseeing, 3-day tour to Racha & Lechkhumi from Kutaisi offers you a thrilling and daring experience like hiking to magnificent Sairme Pillars and rafting on the Rioni River. Georgia's many mountain rivers provide a fantastic opportunity to try rafting at various levels of difficulty.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Kutaisi – Tskhrajvari – Shaori Lake – Sairme Pillars – Korenishuli Veranda
 
Meet your driver and guide at 9:00 am and proceed to Georgia's hidden gem Racha-Lechkhumi region. Head north passing over the beautiful Nakerala Pass, making stop at Tskhrajvari ("nine crosses"). The crosses are arranged on numerous high summits that look over a wide horizon. In one of the many legends associated with this location, a parent who sent nine children out to battle prayed to God and pledged to build nine crosses on the mountain in exchange for their safe return. All nine of them made it safely home after the war. Continue to Shaori Lake. The crystal-clear water and beautiful forest around will make you feel part of untouched nature. Have a photo stop at Shaori Lake. We will then next visit Sairme Pillars, another wonder of the nature. Over thousands of years, natural processes resulted in the formation of pillars. The route of our moderately difficult 3-km mostly uphill hike is well-marked and will guide us to the pillars. It takes about two to three hours to get to the top to enjoy the breathtaking views of the pillars and then make our way back to the main road. The wine hotel Korenishuli Veranda in the tiny settlement of Korenishuli is the final stop for the day. Located at bucolic setting, Korenishuli Veranda combines a hotel and a winery. Enjoy homemade meals while appreciating the stunning mountain vineyard views. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Korenishuli Veranda – Rafting on Rioni river – Korenishuli Veranda
 
After breakfast head to Rioni river. We have reserved this day for adventure and unforgettable moments. Experienced rafting team will conduct us the safety training and we will then be equipped with the life jacket, helmet, hydro clothing, and appropriate footwear. After training we will start rafting near Rioni Gorge. As we descend, we will see the conjunction of two rivers Rioni and Lajanuri, both of a distinct color. A truly breathtaking view to look at! During our 2-hour long rafting we will pass beautiful waterfalls, canyons, stunning rocky formations, and exciting wildlife. After rafting we will return to Korenishuli Veranda to relax for the rest of the day.
Day 3: Korenishuli Veranda – Khvamli Mountain – Lunch at Kulbaki Green Lake – Rachkha Waterfalls – Kutaisi
 
After breakfast check out of the hotel and head to Kvamli mountain, a mysterious historic place in Georgia, standing at 2,002 meters from sea level. According to a legend, Prometheus who stole the fire from the Gods was chained on Khvamli mountain by the order of Zeus and eagle was eating his eternally renewable liver. We will reach St. George's Church on top of the mountain and enjoy breathtaking panorama. After seeing this mystic place, we will proceed to Kulbaki Green Lake. The line of cars traveling in this direction will be the first thing to catch your eye. Because there are so many people going there, even if it's off-road and difficult to drive, you can be confident that something spectacular is waiting for you there. Indeed, while taking in the scenery and tranquility of Green Lake, you may sample some of the region's most tasty fish here. Before leaving Lechkhumi we will see one more nature wonder on our route – Rachkha Waterfall, cascading down onto the moss-covered stones of the gorge. Drive to Kutaisi. Drop off at the hotel. End of 3-day Tour to Racha & Lechkhumi from Kutaisi.

Accommodation:

Hotel

Nights

Wine Hotel Korenishuli Veranda

2

 

  • All transfers by 4WD;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program with local English-speaking guides;
  • Entrance tickets to all sights as per itinerary;
  • Mineral water;
  • Dinner at Korenishuli Veranda on day 1;
  • Lunch at Kulbaki Green Lake on day 3.
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips are not included but would be appreciated.

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